Meal For Mission
Meal for Mission 2017
What is ‘Meal for Mission’? It’s an opportunity to focus on the work of overseas mission that is carried out with our Partner Churches. This year our ‘Meal for Mission’ projects are:
- East Timor (Download East Timor Info Sheet)
- IndigenousMinistry (Download Indigenous Ministry Info Sheet)
- Japan (Download Japan Info Sheet)
- Malawi (Download Malawi Info Sheet)
- Myanmar (Download Myanmar Info Sheet)
- National Office (Download National Office Info Sheet)
- South Sudan (information sheet temporarily offline)
- Vanuatu (Download Vanuatu Info Sheet)
- Zambia (Download Zambia Info Sheet)
To download a PowerPoint on Timor Leste please go here.
Each of these areas need funding. We therefore ask that you chose one Sunday which you could designate as ‘Meal for Mission Sunday’. On that day you could have someone preach on the privilege and responsibility we have in global mission and focus on one of the areas listed above.
How does the ‘Meal for Mission’ aspect fit in with this? We ask that you encourage your members to give the cost of one meal. Please use this Sunday as a way of gathering support for the ministries of National APWM as listed above:
(a) Some congregations hand out envelopes beforehand marked ‘Meal for Mission’ and encourage people to use them to give beyond their regular weekly giving to the local work of the congregation. These envelopes are then collected on Meal for Mission Sunday. You could then share a congregational meal after your service.
(b) Some congregations simply hand out the envelopes beforehand and encourage their members to give the cost of one meal through the envelopes.
You might be able to think of something creative that suits your local context.
What are we aiming to do through Meal for Mission?
a) Raise our people’s awareness of global mission as we stop and particularly pray and focus on the task that God has given to us;
b) Provide people with an opportunity to give toward a particular area of ministry with which the Presbyterian Church is involved. God is doing wonderful things among our brothers and sisters overseas and it is our privilege through our prayers and gifts, to strengthen their hand.